The winner from our September 15th Charituesday contest that YOU helped vote for was Children With Hair Loss
! They will be receiving a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White to use for their organization.
Regina, a mom and grandma, a hairstylist, cosmetology instructor, hair replacement specialist and former salon owner, brings over 30 years of experience.
Regina started this non-profit organization after her niece, Sarah, a 28-year survivor, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the tender age of three. She underwent chemotherapy for five years.
During Sarah’s treatment, she had seen so many children that either didn’t have hair or were wearing outdated synthetic wigs. Being in the hair industry, Regina knew that hair pieces were very expensive and most families could not afford human hair. She recognized a strong need to provide children who have medically related hair loss with human hair replacements. Throughout the years Regina’s dream evolved into a mission.
Giving was always an important part of her life and after her niece’s treatment it was all about seeing how she could use her own talent and experience to give back. She has taken it as her personal mission to “Cover Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts”.
Since opening in 2000, CWHL has helped thousands of children with hair loss at no cost to the family.
Don’t miss out on Children With Hair Loss Charity Ball! Why? That’s where they are auctioning off the $1,000 gift certificate so you can have a chance to win it!
Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 and created as a resource for children who have medically-related hair loss from Cancer Treatment, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, and many other hair loss reasons. It is our mission to improve the lives of children suffering from hair loss, by making human hair replacements and care kits available to them at NO COST to them or their families. We also provide support and education to our recipients and to our volunteer cosmetologists and barbers. Our services and products are provided free of charge to recipients annually until age 21.
Our goal is to change the lives of children by improving their confidence and empowering them with renewed self-esteem. We currently provide human hair replacements and care kits FREE of charge to more than 300 children annually. We can continue to increase the number of children we service by building new opportunities, partnerships, and supporters. We hope you will join us in our mission of “COVERING YOUNG HEADS TO HEAL YOUNG HEARTS!”
About the Oakland Family Services
Oakland Family Services will also be receiving a $500 gift certificate. These organizations were thrilled to be part of this contest and wanted to express their appreciation for the votes they received.
Since 1921, Oakland Family Services has been dedicated to strengthening individuals and families by providing quality treatment, education and prevention services throughout SE Michigan. Individuals and families today struggle with problems that require professional support and guidance throughout all phases of life. Substance abuse, depression, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and a host of other problems contribute to feelings of loneliness and confusion. Stressed families need assistance with day care, parenting issues, and elder care.
With five locations in Oakland County serving approximately 30,000 people every year, Oakland Family Services is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human service organization dedicated to providing individuals and families the opportunity to build brighter futures.